Best Weight Loss Surgery Options
There are so many safe and effective weight loss surgery options to choose from, but finding the best surgery can be challenging. Thankfully the team at our Tijuana, Mexico bariatric surgery center are here to help. Using our years of experience and knowledge of patient concerns, we can help you undergo the right surgical weight loss procedure for your needs.
The team at Tijuana Bariatrics would like to go over the best options for surgical weight loss. We note multiple options for weight loss surgery since the word “best” can have multiple meanings.
“Best” Means Something Different for Each Patient
It may seem like a bit of a cop-out, but “best” really does mean something different to each patient. Your weight loss goals may be different than someone else’s weight loss goals. Similarly, the key feature that makes a surgery right for you may not be what someone else is looking for.
With that in mind, there are three kinds of weight loss procedures that are usually regarded as the best. They are:
- Gastric sleeve
- Gastric bypass
- Gastric banding
Let’s explore each individually and explain why they may be best for you.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Also known as sleeve gastrectomy, a gastric sleeve surgery involves a reduction of the stomach’s size. By reducing the size of the stomach pouch, patients feel full sooner and consume fewer calories in a single meal. This translates into weight loss thanks to restrictive means.
Why Gastric Sleeve Is Considered the Best
We generally recommend the gastric sleeve to most patients at Tijuana Bariatrics because it is best suited for most people looking to lose weight in the safest and most efficient way possible. The procedure is simple and the risk of complications is low.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
When people hear the term “bariatric surgery,” they typically think of the gastric bypass. During a gastric bypass, the stomach is divided into two separate pouches and part of the small intestine is rerouted. This achieves weight loss through restrictive means (the smaller stomach size) and through malabsorptive means (fewer calories absorbed during digestion).
Why Gastric Bypass Is Considered the Best
Gastric bypass surgery is often considered best for some patients given the total amount of weight that can be lost. Of the three surgeries we’re discussing, gastric bypass offers the most total weight loss in the short term and the long run, which is best for patients suffering from extreme obesity.
Gastric Band Surgery
Finally, the gastric band is a popular weight loss surgery option that is restive like the gastric sleeve, though it operates much differently. Rather than permanently resizing the stomach, the gastric banding procedure uses a safe silicone band to shrink the size of the stomach.
Why Gastric Band Is Considered the Best
Some patients consider the gastric band the best surgery for their needs because the procedure is adjustable as well as reversible. While it does not yield the highest amount of weight loss, that low risk and ability to undo the procedure is attractive to many patients struggling with their weight.
Helping You Make the Best Weight Loss Surgery Choice
We want all patients at Tijuana Bariatrics to be satisfied with their surgical choice and, more importantly, their weight loss results. We’ll be more than happy to discuss all options for surgical weight loss during the consultation process so you can make a well-informed decision.
Learn More About Bariatric Surgery
If you would like more information about bariatric surgery and why it may be the right option for you, be sure to contact our skilled team of bariatric surgeons.